For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Previous Broadcasts

Episode #102

KQED World: Mon, Mar 1, 2010 -- 2:00 AM

As WWII rages more than 1,200,000 African Americans fight for victory. Despite the heroic actions of countless black soldiers and sailors, none are awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. It takes a war in Korea before the military recognizes black men and women to be the equal of their white counterparts and a war in Vietnam before African Americans begin to receive that same respect at home. As the 20th century comes to a close, the US Armed Forces are under the command of a black general who leads the nation to its greatest military achievement since the Second World War. When terrorists attack the homeland, America once again finds itself at war in a distant land. For African Americans back home, the struggle for equality is far from over, yet in 2009 the nation inaugurates its first Black Commander In Chief.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 3, 2010 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Mar 3, 2010 -- 8:00 AM
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